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Employment register
What the motor dealer must put on the register and who needs an employment authority.

Selling a used car
Nine important pieces of advice from the Property Agents and Motor Dealers Act 2000.

Information you must disclose
The information you are legally obligated to tell potential buyers.

Appoint a substitute licensee
Conditions under which you can appoint a substitute licensee.

Sell on consignment
The service agreement between you and client that allows you to sell their vehicle on consignment.

Statutory warranty
Statutory warranty periods, exempt vehicles and your obligation to fix defects.

Business premises
Who must be in charge of your business premises.

Display your licence
Your obligation to display your licence where customers can see it.

Claim fund
A client can make a claim for compensation if they lose money due to your actions.

Trust accounts
Your legal requirements when operating a trust account, including issuing receipts and keeping records for audits.

Cooling-off period
Your rights and responsibilities during the cooling-off period.

Last reviewed 21/11/2011

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